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Posts tagged ‘Mar a Lago’


How The Donald Beat the FAA

Back in 1985, Donald Trump (“The Donald”) purchased Mar-a-Lago, the Marjorie Merriweather estate (a 110,000 square foot National Historic Landmark on 17 acres of land that span from the ocean to the intracoastal in Palm Beach) for $8 million (about $18 million in today’s dollars). He renovated the estate and turned the property into a private club in 1995 (requiring a $25,000 initiation fee which has since been raised to $200,000), although he maintains private living quarters on the property for he and his family. Ironically, the initial initiation fee was a bargain (the buying power of $25,000 in 1985 is $40,000 in 2017 dollars) compared to the cost to join in 2017. Read more »


Where does $1 to the American Humane Association Go?

The American Humane Association (AHA) claims to be the “nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals” by reaching “millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses.” They do this, according to the 2014 IRS Form 990 primarily four ways: Read more »